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HRC Secures Correction in the Hamilton Spectator

by Mike Fegelman

A headline in the Hamilton Spectator on June 30 erroneously reported that "Murderer freed in exchange for bodies." The body of the AP article detailed how: "The Israeli government agreed yesterday to free Samir Kantar, a Lebanese gunman accused of one of the grisliest attacks in Israel’s history, in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers killed by Hezbollah guerrillas."

Contrary to the headline and as the Spectator report itself contends, Samir Kantar has not been freed yet. The report in fact only detailed that the Israeli cabinet had agreed in principle to the deal.

HonestReporting Canada brought the error to the attention of Spectator editors who promptly issued the following correction:




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